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HER Number:MDV83522
Name:Lower Sainthill Farmhouse, Lower Sainthill Farm


A 17th century farmhouse with later alterations and additions.


Grid Reference:ST 089 082
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbeare
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTISBEARE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Unattributed, Lower Sainthill Farm, BH131002 (Ground Photograph). SDV351874.

Unattributed, Lower Sainthill Farm, BH131020-BH131021 (Un-published). SDV351875.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH131H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

No information supplied.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Lower Sainthill Farmhouse.

Farmhouse. 17th century with later alterations and additions. Roughcast cob and stone; gable end slate roof. 3 room baffle entry plan house, although the present entry arrangement may be the result of an 18th century partial rebuilding. The higher end lies to the left of the entry. Stone outshut. Axial and internal end stacks with brick shafts. 2 storeys.

Exterior Front: 3 window range; first floor with one 2-light casement window, and two 2-light half dormers; ground floor with three 3-light casement windows, that to the service end in an old embrasure. A higher end extension, partly occupied by living accommodation, with one 2-light casement to first floor, and another of 3- lights to ground floor; doorway with pegged surround, the door planked with fleur de lis strap hinges; loft access above; another 2-light opening to the extreme left, with pegged frame and chamfered mullion: some of these features could be 18th century. Rear with later outshut and 19th century and 20th century window casements. Interior: Hall chamfered ceiling beam with scroll stops; fireplace survives but at present concealed; set in the rear wall of the hall is a circa 1700 double wall cupboard, with 4 large fielded panels, all pegged with H-hinges. Boxed ceiling beam to left-hand room.

Roof: 3 trusses, probably jointed crucks, pegged and morticed at apex and no longer carrying the roof. Late 18th century or early 19th century trusses over, supporting present roof.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH131H.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108391 ]
SDV351874Ground Photograph: Unattributed. Lower Sainthill Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH131002.
SDV351875Un-published: Unattributed. Lower Sainthill Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH131020-BH131021.

Associated Monuments

MDV104705Part of: Lower Sainthill Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2013 11:33AM